The former President Donald Trump’s campaign released a letter from his doctor, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, stating that he is in “excellent” health and that his cognitive exams were exceptional. The letter was written by Dr. Aronwald, who describes himself as Trump’s personal physician since 2021. This comes after Trump, 77, made verbal slips that brought his age to the forefront. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday that the presidency is “not a job for somebody that is pushing 80” as he sought to contrast his youth relative to Trump and President Joe Biden, who turned 81 on Monday.
Aronwald writes that Trump’s most recent “comprehensive examination” was September 13, 2023, and that his “cardiovascular studies are all normal,” and cancer screening tests were negative. However, the letter does not include information about the types of tests that Trump took or what the results were. In 2015, Trump’s then-campaign released a similar letter written by Dr. Harold Bornstein, who later said that Trump dictated the letter to him.
During his tenure in the White House, Trump received a glowing bill of health by Dr. Ronny Jackson, the then-presidential physician. Jackson now serves as a congressman and one of Trump’s staunchest supporters praised him for his good genes and cardiac health in January 2018 during a briefing to the White House press corps touted how well he did on cognitive test and how excellent he was overall health wise